Police have arrested a person for raping a woman from Phatuwa Bijayapur Municipality in Rautahat today.

The accused has been identified as Chandan Sah, 30, of the municipality. Sah raped the 30-year-old woman while she was asleep at her house last night. Her relatives informed about the incident immediately after the woman cried for help. The woman cried for help after the accused tried to rape her when the other family members were asleep at 10:00pm yesterday.

Following the information given by Temporary Police Post at Mewa Area Police Office, Laxminiya, the accused was arrested on the same night, said police. Police said that the accused has tried to rape the woman as her husband was not in the house.

A version of this article appears in the print on January 28, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.